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Fact Sheet

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors** in 2013, and more than 200 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. The sites operate in 42 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: AirfareWatchdog, BookingBuddy, CruiseCritic, EveryTrail, Family Vacation Critic, FlipKey, GateGuru, Holiday Lettings, Holiday Watchdog, Independent Traveler, Jetsetter, La Fourchette, Niumba, Onetime, Oyster, SeatGuru, SmarterTravel, Tingo, Travel Pod, TripBod, Vacation Home Rentals, VirtualTourist, Kuxun.

TripAdvisor Content:

More than 200 million reviews and opinions from travellers around the world

More than 3.7 million businesses and properties in 139,000+ destinations, including:

775,000+ hotels, B&Bs, and specialty lodging

550,000+ vacation rentals

2,000,000+ restaurants

400,000+ attractions

More than 19 million candid traveller photos.

More than 90 new contributions are posted every minute.

More than 60 million emailable members worldwide.

On average, nearly 2,800 new topics are posted every day to the TripAdvisor forums.

More than 90 percent of questions posted to TripAdvisor's English-speaking forums are replied to by other travellers within 24 hours.

TripAdvisor Mobile:

82 million people have downloaded the various TripAdvisor apps, up nearly 150% year-over-year.

Our apps are currently downloaded at a rate of 28 times per minute.

TripAdvisor is constantly pushing the limits of mobile innovation using GPS and social technologies, to help travellers plan and have the perfect trip with features such as City Guides' "Point Me There"and "Trip Journal" offerings.

City Guides – City Guides offer convenient smartphone access to a wealth of detailed destination information including traveller reviews and opinions on hotels, restaurants and attractions, as well as suggested itineraries and offline-accessible interactive walking tours. The City Guides are automatically synched with the freshest TripAdvisor content available so users can access the latest traveller reviews and opinions on the go. This feature also offers walking tours and insider tips that can be viewed on the app without a data connection, including in-depth information on neighborhoods, history, culture, architecture, weather and transportation. Access to offline information is particularly useful for travellers abroad, who can download the apps before they go, sparing them from expensive roaming charges.

Point Me There – Once a traveller has selected a hotel, restaurant, or attraction in their destination,"Point Me There" will guide them there using the phone's GPS and compass.

Trip Journal – Trip Journal offers travellers a fun and convenient way to document their trips to the 82 popular destinations covered by City Guides. Travellers can use City Guides during their whole trip, from start to finish--from finding things to do and places to eat and stay while on vacation, to sharing experiences during and after their getaway.

Our apps are highly acclaimed on all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android, iPad/tablet, Nokia, and Windows.

TripAdvisor History:

TripAdvisor was founded in February 2000 and operates sites in 39 countries and in 22 languages including sites in the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland, India, Japan, Portugal, Brazil, Sweden, The Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Turkey, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Greece, Indonesia, Argentina, Taiwan, Malaysia, Egypt, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, Philippines, New Zealand, Austria and Vietnam.  TripAdvisor also operates in China under the brand daodao.com and Kuxun.cn.

TripAdvisor, Inc. employs more than 2,000 people as of December 2013, with more than 600 employees in the Boston area.

TripAdvisor Facts:

TripAdvisor provides easy access worldwide to leading online travel agencies including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, hotels.com, Priceline, Booking.com, and more.

TripAdvisor, Inc. offers travel suppliers effective graphical advertising and cost-per-click marketing platforms.



TripAdvisor Key Features:

Candid Traveller Photos &ndash With more than 19 million on the site, traveller photos give a “behind-the-scenes” view of hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world.

Hotel Price Comparison – Previously only available for smartphone users, TripAdvisor is now integrating its hotel pricing and availability search functionality for tablet and desktop users. This enhancement allows users to see real-time hotel room prices and availability from our booking partners, all on one page.

Forums – Enables members to ask for and share their opinions, advice and experiences in interactive discussions with the community. Many of the forums feature “Destination Experts”, regular contributors who are passionate about the destinations they represent.

TripAdvisor Flights with Fees Estimator – Offers travellers the largest inventory of flights with the best deals available and a first-of-its-kind fees estimator that helps travellers understand the true cost of a flight in a single display. The Fees Estimator dynamically calculates the cost of baggage and other amenities into the live display, so that travellers are not surprised at the gate. TripAdvisor's ground-breaking flight meta-search engine also features SeatGuru airline seating maps with user reviews, airline ratings from real flyers, real-time seat availability charts, and TripTip! Alerts when business-class or first-class tickets are available for a price close to the coach fare. TripAdvisor Flights also features comprehensive in-flight insights, amenities information and candid traveller photos coupled with the ability to scan for the lowest prices for airlines globally.

Vacation Rentals and Vacation Rental Calculator – TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals offer travellers access to extensive details and images on more than 550,000 vacation rental home listings around the world, as well as traveller reviews of rental properties. Using the Vacation Rental Calculator, travellers can compare their accommodation options, allowing them to calculate the potential savings of a vacation rental home compared to the cost of a hotel in a destination based on the number in their travel group, the number of nights they'll be staying, and whether they plan to dine in or out.

Saves – Personalizes trip planning by allowing travelelrs to save hotel, restaurant, or attraction reviews to personal “My Trips” folders. Travellers can customize and expand their plans by adding maps, photos, their own notes and travel plan details.

Maps – Makes finding the perfect hotel, at the right price, in exactly the right location, incredibly simple. TripAdvisor maps mashup combines hotel popularity, price and availability with a dynamic mapping tool.

TripWatch – Offers customized e-mail alerts on the specific hotels, attractions and destinations requested by the traveller, in the first personalized, time-sensitive e-mail newsletter for trip planners.

Management Team


  • Stephen Kaufer, chief executive officer and founder
  • Julie M.B. Bradley, chief financial officer
  • Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer
  • Seth Kalvert, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary
  • Bill Bailey, vice president, corporate and business development
  • Marc Charron, president, TripAdvisor for Business
  • Andy Gelfond, senior vice president, engineering and operations
  • Dermot Halpin, president, vacation rentals
  • Robin Ingle, senior vice president, advertising sales
  • Eric Lombardo, vice president, human resources
  • Adam Medros, senior vice president, global product
  • Bryan Saltzburg, general manager, new initiatives


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